Belfast City Airport Competition with NI Food

What a couple of weeks it’s been!!

We entered our Blossom Burst Cider (An elegant, mellow craft cider bubbling with notes of sweet orchard fruit giving it a persistent, rich zest) for the Belfast City Airport Competition with Food NI.

This competition offered a fabulous prize of £30K of free marketing support and brand visibility at the airport. We were shortlisted alongside other great food and drink producers from various council areas to take part in the next stage of the competition.

A product image from each producer shortlisted was uploaded onto the Belfast City Airport page, those producers who received the most likes for their product would be entered for the final stage of the competition – a tasting session hosted by the airport with a panel of food and drink experts.

We are delighted to announce we have reached the final stage receiving over 2K votes. This is all down to the support and help from family, friends, customers and everyone who liked, tagged and shared our Long Meadow Cider Blossom Burst image.

The comments we received kept us determined to keep the campaign going, here is a small selection:

Mike McKee – “The McKeever family sum up the true essence and spirit of what is great about Northern Ireland Producers.”

Karen Douglas – “Fantastic product from a lovely family.”

Aodhan Connolly – “Congratulations to Pat & family for not only a cider to be proud of but a cider worth drinking.”

Rachel Hamill – “Good luck LMC worthy winners by faaaaaaaar.”

Jordan McCooe – “Best cider on the market in my opinion. Totally blows away conventional brands.”

Elaine Sterritt – “Beautiful crisp cider, can’t beat it in a pint with ice, good luck guys well deserved finalists.”

Kevin McAllister – “Family business with great tradition, award winning Long Meadow Cider to relax and enjoy with every drop pure quality!”

Keith McCarter – “Good luck Pat – I know the effort and passion you guys have put into the brand and the contents.”

Emmett Murphy – “Top notch product from Armagh.”

Sinead O’Neill – “An amazing product.”

Amanda Henderson – “Good luck, tasty stuff, pure to the core.”

Sinead McDowell – “Exquisite cider.”

So major thanks to you all for your continued support, without which this would not have been possible.

May is a beautiful busy month, the blossom is out in full force and the bees are working their magic. Hopefully we will see some of you at the various events we are exhibiting at in May (there’s quite a few).

Cheers to each and everyone of you, relax, unwind and enjoy a cool, refreshing glass of Long Meadow Cider.